Applying as a First-Year Student

Admission Application Process

Hiram College operates using the rolling admission plan. This means that prospective students may continuously apply for admission and that Hiram College will admit qualified students on a space-available basis.

Generally, applicants who submit complete Hiram Application or Common Application credentials should expect to hear back from us within a two-week turnaround time frame.

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First-year applicants can apply in one of three ways:

Hiram Application Common Application Express Application
Application
(first-time users must register)
Common Application
including essay*
The Express Application 
  Hiram College Supplemental Form  
Official high school transcripts
Official SAT or ACT scores
Personal interview (recommended)
College coursework transcripts (for PSEO applicants)


* An important note about completing the Common Application for Hiram College:

The Common Application requires that you complete your essay before you are able to submit your application for admission. Because we do not require the essay as part of your application for Hiram, please either submit an essay or write the following statement in the Common Application essay section:

"I am electing not to submit an essay with my application at this time"

Email to your admission counselor or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions.

While Hiram College uses the Common Application for admission, the only place your information is shared is with Hiram College if we are the only school you list.

If you would like a paper application mailed to you free of charge, please email your request with you name and mailing address to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 800-362-5280 and we will mail you one.

Submitting Documents

Please send all Admission documents to:

P.O. Box 96 
Hiram, Ohio 44234

Admission Offers

All applications are reviewed on a need-blind basis, which means admission decisions are based solely on a student's academic and extra-curricular merits, not on his or her family's financial circumstances.

All offers of admission are conditional upon receipt of a final secondary school transcript and any other conditions specified at the time of admission. Students who have been admitted to the College are asked to make a $200 deposit. This deposit is due no later than May 1 and is non-refundable. Students applying for financial aid may defer paying the deposit until financial aid is determined.

Note: Hiram College recommends that all First-Year Students interested in financial assistance file their FAFSA by February 15th of their senior year of high school.

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Admission Guidelines

Hiram's academic coursework is engaging and challenging. To be adequately prepared to succeed at Hiram, the College recommends that all applicants complete the following courses while in secondary school:

  • 4 years of English
  • 3 years of math
  • 3 years of science
  • 3 years of history and/or social science
  • 2 years of the same foreign language
  • 2 years of electives from the above subjects